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Sep 26, 2010 10:00am EDT
important lesson you have learned in life so far, and how do you use it on a day-to-day basis to navigate through life? some very special people give some very wonderful and heartfelt answers. so, sit back,relax and enjoy it. what do you think is the single greatest lesson you've learned professionally? >> i think persistence in trying to get a story. >> boy, were you, like getting into university. >> that was true. >> and getting your first job, with all those rejection letters. >> getting into university was hard because i didn't have latin and you had to have latin in england to get in. >> but persistence i can see. >> persistence is the thing. i think i must have been the world's biggest bore, to go on and on, i want to do this and that, please let me in, please let me. i think they said just give him something to get rid of him. >> on a personal level, what is the biggest lesson you learned? on a human level? >> on the real human level, it's the value of other people who may disagree with you -- i've been so lucky in my marriage and in my association with colleagues. i did not know a
Sep 19, 2010 10:00am EDT
without limbs and rather than use that as an excuse, he is the most charismatic, smartest young man i have ever met. he became a world-class wrestler in chrysler, and the movie is about his quest to fight in a mixed martial arts cage match -- he became a world-class wrestler in high school. he had to go all the way to the supreme court and was able to live his dream. >> the making of the films, being involved in the film's -- you set up this thing called snag films where people can go -- i do not know if they know about, but we'll put it on the screen. you can go to this website and watch all of these documentaries. >> one of the tenets of the book is that people have very high levels of personal expression. filmmaking, writing the book, doing snag films -- that makes me really happy. >> ted's book, "the business of happiness: 6 sigrid's to extraordinary success in work and life -- six secrets." back on the other side of the break. >> "this is america" is brought to you by -- hyundai motor america. the national education association -- the nation's largest advocate for children and pu
Sep 5, 2010 10:00am EDT
do that for over 23 years. that is what keeps me going. i used to tell my students all the time, what you choose to do is not nearly as important as that you get to do what you want to do. so make sure that you have what is necessary to get you there, and i believe the bottom line, always, is education. >> what brings you to this table? why do you care? >> like dennis, i went to school in a small town. 60 students graduated from my high school town. everybody went on to college. what makes me care is that this is america. i was not born someplace else, i was born in this country where it was possible -- i have had a good life, i have watched my family and friends have a good life. i want to be sure that other people in this country have as good a life as i do. >> i grew up 30 miles outside new york city, in a great school system where we had all the advantages. when i taught in new york city schools after words, i saw the difference, the tale of two cities, the difference between what i had and what i taught -- having to hoard pieces of chalk in order to actually write on the bl
Sep 12, 2010 10:00am EDT
us. >> i had just sold my company and mail lot of money as a young man and was hustling to meeting. i was totally ill-prepared for what the next couple hours would hold for me. in my book i call it their reckoning. we all have reckoning. small, medium, large. this was very sobering because if all the things i had been programmed for like success, i was not prepared for a life altering, facing-death experience. it's really changed my life. >> when you are in that situation -- i have never been on an airplane as much as you -- are they giving you instructions? is there panic on everyone's face, including yours? >> the pilot did a remarkable job. it is nothing like what is on movies or television. basically, we ended up losing the landing gear and some of the flaps, according to what the pilot computer said. they have a list of things they do. for the passengers, they moved the passengers around. they take all the stuff out of the overhead compartments. the most sobering thing is that they tell you to brace yourself. they want you to put your head down. i do remember as we were going
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